MoIC and RSTA planning to cap the number of taxis

The Road Safety and Transport Authority (RSTA) under the Ministry of Information and Communication (MoIC) is carrying out a nationwide survey from 15th to 31st July on the number More...

BKP criticizes the government’s fuel tax calling it confused

With the government imposing a 5% green tax on fuel effective from Thursday the Bhutan Kuen-Nyam Party (BKP) criticized the move saying it is a ‘confused policy’. BKP said More...

Post taxes people prefer Indian cars to third country ones

With the new vehicle tax coming in, many Bhutanese will opt to import vehicles from India rather than third countries as the tax difference is at 45-125 %. The General Manager More...

Agriculture Ministry tries its hand at Highland rice production to help meet the goal of rice self-sufficiency

There are apprehensions about achieving rice self-sufficiency in Bhutan. As of now, Bhutan is 50 percent self-sufficient in rice. Agriculture officials say it is a challenge and More...

Involving yak herders in protecting snow leopards

Only a few years ago, besides yak herding, the highlanders who occupied the central ranges of the Wangchuck Centennial Park (WCP), practiced agriculture, provided hospitality More...

34 new HIV cases in last six months take total cases to 380

The Ministry of Health has detected 34 new HIV positive cases from December 2013 to June 2014. This means that Bhutan now More...

Expressway to get speed bumps and zebra crossings at identified areas

As a part of safety measures for pedestrians along the expressway, Thimphu District Municipality (TDM) will mark More...

Learning through mistakes

Tough economic decisions are never popular in any country, but what can make it palatable is...

Opening loans is a good idea

The Royal Monetary Authority’s (RMA) initiative towards a possible opening of home, car and consumer loans...

Keeping an eye on the ball

The emergence of the rupee crisis and the consequent credit crunch from 2012 onwards highlighted the...

Unsafe archery ranges

The latest incident of an eleven year old boy being pierced by a stray arrow at an archery range in Haa, once More...

Monsoon woes

As the monsoon season has started urban areas across Bhutan show all their inadequacies in full glory. While in places like..

Bhutan’s insensitive MPs

There is no doubt that Bhutan is facing an unprecedented economic crisis caused by the rupee shortage and credit crunch resulting..

Expressway to get speed bumps and zebra crossings at identified areas

As a part of safety measures for pedestrians along the expressway, Thimphu District Municipality (TDM) will More...

His Majesty the King installs Sachu Bumter for Wangduephodrang Dzong

His Majesty The King on 10th July installed Sachu Bumter at the site of the Wangduephodrang Dzong, where theUtse and the..

The preliminary examination, off or on?

With the Preliminary Examination (PE) just around the corner, many university graduates are left anxious and wondering whether the PE is..

FIFA World Cup Final, the talk of T-town World Cup 2014

With just a day left for the FIFA World Cup 2014 finals between Germany and Argentina, people on the streets, city..

RMA to open up Housing, Vehicle and Consumer Loans by mid August

Banks are happy about the move but want the RMA to increase the cap on housing loans After floating the draft..

MoIC and RSTA planning to cap the number of taxis

The Road Safety and Transport Authority (RSTA) under the Ministry of Information and Communication (MoIC) is carrying out a nationwide survey..